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What is a 1099 Independent Contractor?

MBO Partners’ annual State of Independence Survey estimates that 17.8 million Americans are full-time independent contractors (independent work is their main source of income and accounts for more than 15 hours of their weekly work), while 12.4 million are only part-time independent (and typically have an alternative job). – See more at: http://payable.com/blog/what-is-a-1099-independent-contractor#sthash.RGzIaMbA.dpuf

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The Weekly Independent: October 25, 2015

We know you’re short on time, so we’ve kept this brief: Our next webinar – discussing how independents and companies alike can win the “talent war” takes place on November 12th. Registration is now available; sign up today. Gig workers fighting to be classified as full-time employees—not contractors— may be making big headlines, but the…

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Leveraging Independent Contractors: A Solution for the Talent War

lBusiness professionals know that it has become increasingly difficult to find, recruit, and maintain top independent talent. So, how do you keep the talent you have, and continually attract top new talent at the same time? The answer is surprisingly simple: keep your independent contractors and consultants happy—and stay compliant. But how? Terri Gallagher, owner…

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The Weekly Independent: October 19, 2015

We know you’re short on time, so we’ve kept this brief: Just how does your Uber driver get health insurance? This fascinating piece from NPR examines how contractors in the gig economy are using new and innovative ways to get access to healthcare. Speaking of Uber drivers – Seattle has proposed a rather audacious bill…

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MBO Partners Launches MBO Connect™: a Private Talent Network to Directly Source Independent Workers

This pilot launch brings proven independent talent to managers’ fingertips safely and easily FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Dolmatch (212) 784-5709 mdolmatch@groupgordon.com MBO Partners Launches MBO Connect™: a Private Talent Network to Directly Source Independent Workers This pilot launch brings proven independent talent to managers’ fingertips safely and easily HERNDON, VA – October 15, 2015…

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The Weekly Independent: October 12, 2015

Even the government is getting involved. Gene Zaino, MBO Partners CEO, weighs in via a Huffington Post op-ed on what we can do to help independents, and more, in this week’s link roundup, below: If you haven’t already caught it, don’t miss this video where Trevor Noah and ‘The Daily Show’ take on Uber and…

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Millennial Entrepreneurs: 8 Traits and Facts

Long recognized as a force in popular culture and media, Millennials are increasingly asserting themselves as they age into the full-time workforce. But this burgeoning independent population is different from their older counterparts in several distinct ways. Here are 8 traits and facts that help explain the Millennial Independents: 1. The Millenial Independent Worker Generation is Big.…

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